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LifeMasters Announces Agreement to Offer Disease Management Services to High-Risk Wisconsin Residents
Date:9/23/2008

Program targets individuals unable to access insurance in the private market.

Irvine, Calif. (Vocus) September 23, 2008 -- As evidence of its commitment to provide care to the most underserved populations, LifeMasters Supported SelfCare, Inc., a leading provider of health improvement programs, announced today that it has signed an agreement to offer diabetes management services to members of the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan (HIRSP) Authority of Madison, Wisconsin. The program - the first of its kind for HIRSP - will serve individuals unable to access health insurance in the private market.

The Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan (HIRSP) provides medical and prescription drug insurance to Wisconsin residents who either are unable to find adequate health insurance coverage in the private market because of the severity of their health conditions or who have lost their employer-sponsored group health insurance.

"We are extremely proud to have been selected to provide diabetes management services to HIRSP members," said Christobel Selecky, CEO of LifeMasters. "HIRSP removes a significant barrier to adequate access to care - the lack of insurance coverage. LifeMasters' health professionals are expert at helping program participants identify and overcome the barriers to achieving optimal health by providing one-on-one education, coaching and support."    

The goal of the multi-year program is to help improve the health of participants, reduce the number of emergency room visits and preventable hospitalizations, and ultimately reduce the overall healthcare cost trend for the Authority.

"We are excited to partner with LifeMasters to provide this important service to our members with diabetes," said Amie Goldman, CEO of HIRSP. "While some of our members are receiving high-quality care for their diabe
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